Business

Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes elects new team

Views - 50 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:13

The Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI)is an umbrella organisation formed in the year 2016,through the initiative of seven leading private institutes,working towards a common set of goals aimed at addressing the


Leptos, Pathfinder present “Cyprus, your home in Europe: Your gateway to the European Union”

Views - 67 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Leptos Group of Cyprus, in association with Asian Pathfinder Legal Services, presented “Cyprus, your home in Europe: Your gateway to the European Union” at a dinner presentation at the Mont Blanc Banquet Hall in the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo, to


Hameedia promises to rise from the ashes

Views - 445 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

In the aftermath of the massive fire that broke out on 12 May at the Hameedia main storage facility at Borupana Road, Ratmalana, causing extensive damage to the building and goods inside, the Hameedia team wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to


Safety-match industry shouts SOS as shutdown looms in 15 days

Views - 614 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

A historic Sri Lankan industry spanning 100 year period and producing an essential item in the day-to-day lives of households


Seminar showcases business opportunities with China’s Hangzhou for Sri Lanka

Views - 53 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

A seminar on business opportunities with Hangzhou China held in Colombo last week unveiled many investment prospects for both Hangzhou and Sri Lanka while further strengthening bilateral ties.


Ramya marks 30 years of successful and inspiring entrepreneurship

Views - 61 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Ramya Holdings Ltd. and Trendywear Ltd. celebrate the 30th Anniversary on 25 May as the most significant event of the company calendar


EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2,000 exporters by 2020

Views - 62 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the


China and BRI scary? SL still suffers from colonial time fears, says Chinese Prof.

Views - 548 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Lamenting that Colombo still suffers from colonial-era type fears, a Chinese expert yesterday urged Sri Lankans


China Guangxi product exhibition to expand trade opportunities in SL

Views - 97 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:45

By Shannon Jayawardena The China Guangxi product exhibition, which is to be held from the 18 to 20 May, is to further expand both economic and trade opportunities between the two countries, said officials at a press conference held recently. The thre


Economic Association seminar on export competitiveness on Thursday

Views - 27 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

A seminar on ‘Export Competitiveness and Poverty Alleviation in South Asia with special reference to Sri Lanka’ will be held by the Sri Lanka Economic Association on 17 May at 5 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Department of Economics, University of


Malik to speak at Ceylon Chamber ‘Power of Interaction’ on Thursday

Views - 35 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

At the first series of Ceylon Chamber’s ‘Power of Interaction’ session with Asian Region Diplomats – which brings together High Commissioners and Senior Staff of Missions in the Asian Region to interact with the local business community – M


Borouge promotes sustainable flexible packing solutions

Views - 111 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Borouge, a leading petrochemicals company and a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, had a technical seminar to showcase its diverse portfolio of differentiated and sustainable polyolefin solutions


Haycarb ends FY18 with Rs. 15.5 b turnover; Rs. 926 m pre-tax profit

Views - 7 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan multinational Haycarb PLC reported revenue of Rs. 15.5 billion, profit before tax of Rs. 926 million and profit after tax of Rs. 774 million for financial year2017/18. The earnings per share of equity holders of the company was Rs. 22.


LHI completes 2nd Coastal Protection Consultancy Project in Southern France

Views - 94 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lankan engineering consultancy company Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd. (LHI) has yet again created headlines for its successful completion of a coastal rehabilitation project in Bormes les Memosas, Southern France. LHI has been serving internatio


Harvard economist Prof. Hausmann to give public lecture on ‘Accessing knowhow for development’

Views - 59 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Advocata Institute is organising a public lecture by Prof. Ricardo Hausmann, the Director of Centre for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. The event is to be held on Wednesday 16 May at the Lighthouse at LKI, 24, Horton Place, Col


Investors from Hangzhou Province, China visit Hambantota on observation tour

Views - 35 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

A group of representatives from 18 major companies led by Xie Shuangcheng, Vice Mayor of the Hangzhou Province in China, toured the Hambantota district on 11 May. The goal was to identify investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, especially in the Hamba


Colombo Dockyard gets deal with Toyota Tsusho Corporation to build two vessels for Iraq

Views - 271 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) has successfully secured a contract with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) of Japan to build two vessels; Pilot Station Vessel and Buoy Tender Vessel, for General Company for Port of Iraq (GCPI). TTC and GCPI signed the pri


Exports grow 5.5% in Feb.

Views - 113 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:08

Exports grew 5.5% from a year earlier to $ 915.7 million in February 2018, while imports grew 22.8% to $ 1.97 billion, pointing to an economic recovery, the Central Bank said in its latest external performance report.


ICC named as most preferred arbitral institution in all continents

Views - 23 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:05

Arbitration users have once again recognised the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce as their most preferred arbitral institution worldwide, according to a major 2018 International Arbitration Survey.


Malik sets record straight on Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA

Views - 287 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

This Ministry wishes to refer to the recent news items where it has been stated that recently signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore was entered into without proper consultation process, and will have adverse impact on Government revenue, a


Ceylon Chamber starts new forum of interaction with key stakeholders

Views - 46 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is launching a new initiative titled ‘Power of Interaction’ with the aim of bringing together various groupings of high powered officials, in order to provide the private sector a purposeful platform of intera


Tourism rakes in $ 880 m in first two months

Views - 28 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

Earnings from tourism are estimated at $ 437 million in February 2018, with the cumulative earnings amounting to $ 880 million for the first two months of 2018.


President opens 437-unit housing complex worth Rs. 1.7 b

Views - 63 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:20

President Maithripala Sirisena this week declared open 437 houses constructed under the ‘Niwasak Wenuwata Jivitayak’ program implemented by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and the Urban Development Authority, at the new Siyapath


Former MP becomes new Timber Corp. Chairman

Views - 25 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Former UPFA MP Shantha Bandara has been appointed as the new Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC).


Amãna Bank Lead Banking Partner for Expo 2018

Views - 15 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Amãna Bank has once again joined hands with EXPO 2018 – Trade Fair and Exhibition as its Lead Banking Partner. Held for the ninth consecutive year, EXPO 2018 will take place on the 12 and 13 May at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Conventional Centre


Embracing hub concept best chance for SL development

Views - 39 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

The geographical positioning of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean was highlighted on Thursday(10 May) in the Parliament as the last chance available for the country to achieve much-anticipated economic development.


Velvet’s grand prize of Axia car goes to Okkampitiya, Monaragala

Views - 14 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

The lucky winner of the grand prize in the exciting competition launched by Velvet Beauty Soap, emerged from the remote hamlet of Okkampitiya in picturesque Monaragala in the Uva Province. P.B. Suranga, a young farmer was overwhelmed to win a brand n


Commercial High Court issues interim orders against Mascons Ltd. and associate

Views - 500 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

On an application made by Mahenthiran Subramaniam, a Joint Managing Director of Mascons Ltd., and Mascons shareholder Amirtha Gowrie Mahenthiran


Glyphosate ban lifted for tea & rubber only for 36 months

Views - 53 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Government has approved the partial lifting of the glyphosate ban only for the tea and rubber industries for a limited period of 36 months.


Commercial High Court dismisses alleged MBES Group oppression and mismanagement

Views - 63 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Commercial High Court dismissed a case on 4 May filed by a Director of MBES Group Ltd. seeking relief under oppression and mismanagement.


Today's Columnists

Wonder Woman

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Tell me about yourself – what you do, your family, your career and so on


Separatist threat arising from indifference to environmental concerns

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The 100-day agitation against a major copper smelting plant at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, which led to 13 deaths in police firing earlier this week, has brought into the open the many-faceted dangers of ignoring environmental issues.


A dilemma ?

Saturday, 26 May 2018

“Everything is abnormal in our society… nobody knows how to act-not only in the most difficult situations, but even in the simplest”


It is possible to amend Muslim Marriage Law: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi)

Friday, 25 May 2018

I have written two articles heavily criticising the parties supposedly spearheaded the attacks against Muslims


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